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Hollywood in Houston: The Astros are the Real Deal

What is happening in Houston? It’s like a scene from our favorite baseball movies like Major League, The Natural, or Moneyball. A team that has been down on it’s luck for years now in first place of the division and one of the top teams in the  425 more words

MLB

30 Films Challenge - Film that Changed Your Opinion on an Actor

Film 28 – Film that changed your opinion on an actor

This film took a bit of time to decide. When you see actors like Matthew McConaughey undergoing huge career transformations from being a crap male lead in bad rom coms to being an oscar winner. 248 more words

30 Films Challenge

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore". FSG's crisis at Liverpool.

This week Liverpool FC’s players gathered for the club’s end of season awards. Despite the glitzy stage management and the Oscars-style music to accompany the walk to the podium, it was a subdued affair. 1,211 more words

Football

The Case Against Sabermetrics

Sabermetrics are an incredible tool for managers, GMs, and owners.

For anyone who’s trying to put together a winning team, pulling together all the stats you can is obviously a good thing to do.  883 more words

Sports

With one rules tweak, the NFL boosts the value of a good kicker

One of the most boring plays in the NFL will be more interesting next season, and so will the economics of kicking talent. In American football, an extra point is attempted by kickers after a touchdown. 237 more words

Is the Marlins Change at Manager Emblematic of a Shift in Baseball?

This past NFL offseason, Chip Kelly was given the reins to the Philadelphia Eagles. He completely redefined the team. Over the course of two years, their best 4 offensive weapons—DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and Nick Foles—were either cut, let walk, or traded. 263 more words